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Austevik Dronef
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Went out to fly and found a drainpipe. Seemed like a good idea to fly inside it.

Turns out I should have planned it a little better!
Edit: I should and will use prop guards in these tight areas from now on.



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did you have the prop guards on ?
Sorry can't watch with sound whilst at work
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no prop guards 1:42 video
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jksphoto Posted at 2018-1-12 04:42
did you have the prop guards on ?
Sorry can't watch with sound whilst at work

Hi! No I dont use prop guards. Never have.
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 04:50
Hi! No I dont use prop guards. Never have.

in narrow spaces , prop guard is a must. This is a clear case of pilot error
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 04:50
Hi! No I dont use prop guards. Never have.

Ah ok, maybe from now on in the tight spaces.
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Thank you for sharing, nice footage and the good part in it is that you always keep smiling :-)
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Darn.
Next time use PG's
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S.J Posted at 2018-1-12 05:25
in narrow spaces , prop guard is a must. This is a clear case of pilot error

You are right. This was all me. I also should have stayed behind the drone and kept my eyes on it all time.
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jksphoto Posted at 2018-1-12 05:32
Ah ok, maybe from now on in the tight spaces.

Its a good idea.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-1-12 06:27
Thank you for sharing, nice footage and the good part in it is that you always keep smiling :-)

Cant do anything about it when it happens. Might as well laugh about it. Hehe
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-12 07:21
Darn.
Next time use PG's

PG, noted. On the other hand the Spark can take a beating!
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 07:52
PG, noted. On the other hand the Spark can take a beating!

Better safe than....
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..Sorry.  I have learned now when to use porpguards. And I think I will travel back to this location WITH prop guards and succesfully drive through this drain.
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Such a bummer
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 12:46
..Sorry.  I have learned now when to use porpguards. And I think I will travel back to this location WITH prop guards and succesfully drive through this drain.

That’s the spirit!
Don’t forget your knee pads.
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As always, a fun and entertaining video. I love watching your Spark adventures. Can't wait to see your next attempt at a Drainie.
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Lee Moon Posted at 2018-1-12 13:42
As always, a fun and entertaining video. I love watching your Spark adventures. Can't wait to see your next attempt at a Drainie.

Haha so it is called a Drainie from now on! Good one! Thanks man!
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heliman Posted at 2018-1-12 13:23
That’s the spirit!
Don’t forget your knee pads.

Will do! Hehe
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Ye it was, but will get the shot next time ;)
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That would have been so cool, too bad it flipped.
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Vlogger discovers prop wash.  Very turbulent in there.  Model helicopters do the same when flown in small rooms.  They move so much air in a hover, they get blasted around by their own prop wash.
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 12:46
..Sorry.  I have learned now when to use porpguards. And I think I will travel back to this location WITH prop guards and succesfully drive through this drain.

Never too old to learn
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Interesting vid - thanks for sharing.
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Sweety Posted at 2018-1-13 07:10
That would have been so cool, too bad it flipped.

I know, next time I will make it.
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Gunship9 Posted at 2018-1-13 08:07
Vlogger discovers prop wash.  Very turbulent in there.  Model helicopters do the same when flown in small rooms.  They move so much air in a hover, they get blasted around by their own prop wash.

Thats what I thought it was too, prop wash. Didnt know the word for it. Thanks for teaching me. I am sure I can control it, just need to be more prepared for it.
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A CW Posted at 2018-1-13 11:43
Interesting vid - thanks for sharing.

Thanks alot
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Pretty nice footage. It's lucky that the drone doesn't suffer too much damage. Always take care!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2018-1-13 23:13
Pretty nice footage. It's lucky that the drone doesn't suffer too much damage. Always take care!

Thank you. The drone can take a little beating
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take care when flying!
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DJI Grace Posted at 2018-1-14 19:12
take care when flying!

Thank you I will be more careful.
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-14 21:44
Thank you I will be more careful.

Like your work as always!
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DJI Grace Posted at 2018-1-14 22:16
Like your work as always!

Thank you, next one will have less crashes
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-15 12:12
Thank you, next one will have less crashes

What's the fun in that? A really good crash makes for a really good video.
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FatherXmas Posted at 2018-3-12 09:26
What's the fun in that? A really good crash makes for a really good video.

Hehe spot on!
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I agree that would be a great shot, but a difficult one!
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Austevik Dronef Posted at 2018-1-12 12:46
..Sorry.  I have learned now when to use porpguards. And I think I will travel back to this location WITH prop guards and succesfully drive through this drain.

GPS is going to be bad there again and there's too little light for the bottom sensors to work.  You can probably deal with the drift as long as you always have the Spark in view.
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Tom_A Posted at 2018-3-12 21:14
GPS is going to be bad there again and there's too little light for the bottom sensors to work.  You can probably deal with the drift as long as you always have the Spark in view.

Yeah, there is no GPS inside there. I went back to try again, this time with prop guards and standing right behind it.
No GPS and a little wobbly because of little space inside there. I flew out and Sparky got crazy. It got confused you could say. It found GPS, lost GPS, lost connection to it and regained connection...
Was crazy.
So wont try it again. Now I have the Mavic Air.
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That would've been an awesome shot! Good on you for laughing about it.
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Austevik Dronefoto Posted at 2018-3-20 17:32
Yeah, there is no GPS inside there. I went back to try again, this time with prop guards and standing right behind it.
No GPS and a little wobbly because of little space inside there. I flew out and Sparky got crazy. It got confused you could say. It found GPS, lost GPS, lost connection to it and regained connection...
Was crazy.

Wish there was a way to manually turn GPS off. A weak GPS signal is unpredictable. No GPS is at least predictable.
Are you keeping your spark? I still have mine although i have the air now as well. Two words, "stunt double."

Did you get the shot?
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